Do you need help with the upcoming agricultural policy changes?

Herefordshire Rural Hub is here to help you …

Herefordshire Rural Hub is delighted to be the delivery partner for two of Defra’s new Farm Resilience programmes. 

Defra is providing up to £9 million funding to organisations who will, in turn, support up to 9,000 farmers and land managers.

Resilience support will help individual farmers and land managers to learn more about

  • The impact of reductions to direct payments on their business
  • How their business models might need to adapt
  • Business planning
  • Performance recording
  • Succession planning

The support will be offered free of charge to farmers and land managers by organisations known and trusted in the farming community.
It will be delivered in the form of workshops supported by experts and through direct, one-to-one advice.

Any tenant or owner-occupied farm currently in receipt of BPS in England is eligible to join. 

The programme was launched on 18 August 2021 and will run until 28 February 2022. 

If you would like to know more and require help with choosing the right programme for you, please contact Sarah Starkey on or call 07974 438517

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Programme

Need help with the upcoming agricultural policy changes? 

Sign up for the “Farm for the Future” programme today!

We are delivering “Farm for the Future” programme, with The Prince’s Countryside Fund, to help you to better understand how the Agricultural Transition Plan will affect the future of your business.

The programme will provide business support to help you manage the upcoming changes and make informed decisions about the future of your farm. It will also explore opportunities with the ELM schemes that could financially and practically benefit your farm business.

The programme consists of two workshops and one-to-one support.

To find out more, visit:    

Ricardo’s Programme

Are you worried about the future of your farm? 

  • One-to-one farm resilience reviews.  A specialist business adviser from Andersons will support you in identifying the potential risks and opportunities for your business.
  • Resilience planning webinars.  These webinars will provide background to the Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP).
  • An online skills training portal.  Subjects will include budgeting, utilising environmental features, planning for family changes, and getting accounts and paperwork in order.

Places are limited, so registration is essential. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone who registers for the one-to-one elements of the programme will be offered a place.

How you can get involved in Ricardo’s programme

To register your interest, please visit

If you require help with the registration or have any questions, please contact Ricardo’s Future Farming Resilience Fund project team: 01235 753530 or email





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